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Does anybody else absolutely hate the term "aspie(s)"

Discussion in 'Help and Support' started by Hope is rising, Feb 19, 2017.

  1. SomeRandomAspie

    SomeRandomAspie Unspecified origin

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    I think that it's fine. If you don't include Asperger's and HFA with LFA then it has a positiveish connotation. I'll some up my definition of aspies, a group of people with mildly to severely impaired social skills and average to well above average IQ's. There, was that a negative definition? Honestly, just because a word is short doesn't mean it's bad. Genius has the same # of letter as aspies.
     
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  2. Bella Pines

    Bella Pines Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Love it. Short, sharp, to the point. Can't stand it when people refer to it with a british accent and say "arse burgers". Gugh.
     
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  3. Meila

    Meila LP admirer

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    I agree. Also for me, when I was in a really dark place, to be diagnosed with aspergers and be told to go to the "aspie" community meant only brilliant things to me. "Aspie" was one of the first words I had to really start to explain who I am, and so it helped to lift the darkness a little. To me, it just marked the start of an understanding community that would welcome me. So, I suppose someone's perspective on the term, could be about how they came across it in the first place?
     
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  4. SomeRandomAspie

    SomeRandomAspie Unspecified origin

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  5. Rich Gray

    Rich Gray Well-Known Member

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    My kids call it Donkey Burgers.
     
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    abby normal Well-Known Member

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    I think it's cute:cool:
     
  7. Fridgemagnetman

    Fridgemagnetman I only have one V.I.P Member

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    Where comparisons meet :

    British accent versus what americans eat.

    Although,if it was truly British, it would be called 'bottom burgers'

    The queen sits on her bottom. Thats the word we use.

    English is all based on what the queen sits on.

    Another trend I spotted :
    Tmesis gone mad with the word 'ass' .

    'There is no form of language that cannot be improved by sticking the word ass in the middle of it'
    Herbert big ass hoover.

    (Sorry for the interruption,normal service will resume shortly)
     
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  8. Kisa the tea

    Kisa the tea Well-Known Member

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    I prefer it. It's a great shorthand to use and I personally like the sound of it.
     
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  9. Butterfly88

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    Why don't you like it?
     
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    Gayda Collins Well-Known Member

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    I've read a couple of times the word 'aspergian', though it never sounded right to me.
     
  11. Rectify

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    I thought that when I first heard it too. It's grown on me slightly so I suspect in a year or so I'll be fine with it. :)